Whether it is the Australian men’s or women’s cricket team, the dominance of both is clearly seen at ICC World Cricket. In the final match of the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup in South Africa, the Australian women’s team defeated the host country by 19 runs to capture the trophy for the sixth time. With this, Meg Lanning, the captain of the Kangaroo women’s team, has also left former Australian men’s team captain Ricky Ponting behind in terms of winning the ICC trophy the most times.
Meg Lanning won the 2014 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup while captaining the team for the first time. Following this, in the final match of the 2016 T20 World Cup, the team had to face defeat against the West Indies. At the same time, at the 2018 T20 World Cup, the Australian women’s team made a spectacular comeback under the captaincy of Meg Lanning and went on to win the cup.
On the other hand, in 2020, when the T20 World Cup was held in Australia itself, the host country won the trophy by defeating India by 85 runs in their final match. At the same time, by winning this T20 World Cup, under the captaincy of Meg Lanning, the team won the ICC Trophy for the fourth time. Apart from this, when the Australian team won the Women’s ODI World Cup in the year 2022, the responsibility of captaining the team fell on the shoulders of Meg Lanning.
With this, Meg Lanning has now become the first captain to win the ICC trophy 5 times. Before him former Australian veteran Ricky Ponting had won the ICC Trophy 4 times as captain. At the same time, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian team, has managed to win the ICC trophy 3 times as a captain.
Meg Lanning has made another record to her name, in which she has now become the first world cricketer to play 100 caps as captain. Under her captaincy, where the Australian women’s team has won 76 matches so far, the team has faced defeat in just 18 matches while failing to find any results in 5 matches.